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DeJon Jarreau

  • Player
  • Seasons: 2016-17
  • Number: 3
  • Position: G
  • Height: 6' 5“
  • Weight: 182
  • Hometown: New Orleans, LA
  • High School: McDonough 35
  • Prep School: none
  • Transfer From: none
  • Birthday: January 231)

At UMass

2016-17 Freshman year

Roster photo 2016-17

  • Committed to UMass along with Brison Gresham, a longtime friend and teammate from Elfrid Payton Elite and McDonough 352)
  • Started 24 of his 31 appearances at point guard
  • Averaged 24.4 minutes per game with 755 played total on the season
  • Scored 9.8 points, dished out 4.5 assists and grabbed 3.6 rebounds per game
  • Also totaled 30 steals and had 23 blocks, the most among guards on the squad
  • Shot 44.2 percent overall (107-242)
  • Was 22-of-90 on 3-point field goals (.244) and 67-for-104 at the foul line (.644)
  • Poured in 25 points (6-13 FG, 4-9 3FG, 9-14 FT) with eight rebounds and six assists at Ole Miss (11/14)
  • Guided the team to victory with 16 points (6-13 FG, 2-5 3FG, 2-2 FT), seven assists and four rebounds against Temple (11/17)
  • Won the Atlantic 10's Rookie of the Week honor for his efforts versus Temple, Holy Cross, and Ole Miss3)
  • Added a 17-point, five-assist outing in the win over Kennesaw State (12/17)
  • Helped UMass to a win at Georgia State (12/28) with 13 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals
  • Added a second consecutive 13-point game against St. Bonaventure (12/30)
  • Secured 13 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three blocks in the win over Dayton (1/11)
  • Had 15 points, nine assists and five rebounds at Rhode Island (1/15)
  • Posted consecutive games scoring double-figures at Saint Louis (17), against George Mason (1/28) and at La Salle (12)
  • Scored 10 points with four assists and three rebounds at Duquesne (2/15)
  • Nearly earned a double-double with 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists against Davidson (2/18)
  • Notched 12 points at George Washington (2/23)
  • Put in his second career 20-point outing with exactly as many points in the home win over La Salle, during which he shot 7-of-8 overall, including 4-for-4 from beyond the arc, and was 2-of-4 at the foul line
  • Ended the year with 13 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 FT), seven assists and five rebounds against St. Bonaventure (3/9)


Total 3-Pointers Rebounds
2016-17 UM312475524.4107242.4422290.24467104.644121001123.671014010123303039.8

Career highs from


  • Announced intention to transfer out of UMass, after Derek Kellogg was fired in March 2017.
  • Attended Howard College in 2017-18 to keep up academic eligibility, but did not play basketball.
  • Joined the University of Houston for the 2018-19 season, with three years of eligibility remaining.


  • A unanimous 4-star recruit (ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals)
  • No. 2 in Louisiana, No. 15 at combo guard, No. 22 in Southeast Region and No. 63 in the nation (ESPN)
  • No. 1 in Louisiana, No. 9 at combo guard and No. 53 in nation (247Sports)
  • No. 38 nationally according to Rivals
  • Played AAU for Elfrid Payton Elite
  • Chose UMass over Arizona, Boston College, Creighton, Florida, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU, Memphis, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Texas, Tulane, Tulsa, USC, UTEP, Washington and Wichita State, among others


  • Full name is DeJon Jarmond Jarreau
  • Born in New Orleans
  • Son of Renette Hall and John Jarreau
  • Has a brother, John, and a sister, Ashley Johnson
  • Cousin, Jernard Jarreau, competed at Washington (2011-15) and Tulane (2015-16)
jarreau_de_jon.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/21 22:19 by mikeuma